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Top Third Quarter Guru-Held Canadian Companies

Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which companies based in Canada were held by the highest number of gurus. The following five companies come from a variety of industries, are Canadian-based and are held by the largest number of gurus.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (
VRX) (TSX:VRX)

As of the third quarter there were the most gurus holding a position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International than any other Canadian-based corporation. As of the close of the third quarter there were 18 guru owners of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. These gurus held a combined weighting of 104.72%.

Over the past quarter there were five gurus making buys of Valeant Pharmaceuticals stock and 13 selling their stake in the company.

The top guru shareholders of Valeant Pharmaceuticals:

1. Ruane Cunniff: 34,647,147 shares, representing 10.42% of the company’s shares outstanding and 21.5% of his total portfolio.

2. Jeff Ubben: 18,923,877 shares, representing 5.69% of the company’s shares outstanding and 17.8% of his total holdings.

3. Andreas Halvorsen: 8,949,608 shares, representing 2.69% of the company’s shares outstanding and 5.2% of his total assets managed.

Valeant is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. Valeant is focused on the neurology and dermatology therapeutic areas.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Valeant Pharmaceuticals reports that the company’s price is near a 10-year high, the company has issued $8.6 billion of debt over the past three years and its P/B and P/S ratios are trading at historical highs.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has a market cap of $36.47 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $109.53 with a P/S ratio of 7.30 and a P/B ratio of 7.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 0.20% over the past ten years.

Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) (TSX:CNQ)

As of the close of the third quarter there were 14 guru owners of Canadian Natural Resources. These gurus held a combined weighting of 24.82%. During the third quarter, there were five gurus making buys and six making sells of their stake in CNQ.

The top guru shareholders of Canadian Natural Resources:

1. Chris Davis: 35,774,554 shares, representing 3.29% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.9% of his total portfolio.

2. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 27,092,298 shares, representing 2.49% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.5% of his total assets managed.

3. NWQ Managers: 11,674,824 shares, representing 1.07% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.5% of their total portfolio.

Canadian Natural Resources is a Canadian-based independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing and sale of crude oil, NGLs, and natural gas production.

Canadian Natural Resources’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Canadian Natural Resources reports that the company has issued CAD926.7 million of debt over the past three years, its dividend yield is sitting at a 10-year high and that its price is near a 1-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Canadian Natural Resources has a market cap of $35.3 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $32.49 with a P/E ratio of 16.90, a P/S ratio of 2.10 and a P/B ratio of 1.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 8.60% over the past ten years.

BlackBerry (BBRY) (TSX:BB)

The third most held stock of the third quarter was the struggling cell phone company, BlackBerry. There are currently 13 gurus that hold a position in BlackBerry. Over the past quarter there were seven gurus making buys into the company and three selling their stake. These gurus hold on to a combined weighting of 28.22%.

The top guru shareholders of BlackBerry:

1. Prem Watsa: 101,854,700 shares, representing 19.76% of the company’s shares outstanding and approximately 50% of his total assets managed.

2. PRIMECAP Management: 28,854,700 shares, representing 5.55% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.3% of their total portfolio.

3. Jeremy Grantham: 8,465,318 shares, representing 1.64% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.18% of his total assets managed.

BlackBerry is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company has been struggling to keep up with the smartphone and tablet trend established by Apple and Samsung.

BlackBerry’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on BlackBerry reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past three years, the company holds no debt and its price is sitting at a 10-year low.

BlackBerry has a market cap of $3.28 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $6.38 with a P/S ratio of 0.30 and a P/B ratio of 0.40. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 40.50% over the past ten years.

Resolute Forest Products (RFP) (TSX:RFP)

As of the close of Q3 there were 11 Guru Owners of Resolute Forest Products. These gurus held a combined weighting of 30.70%. During the third quarter, there were eight gurus making buys and three making sells of their stake in RFP.

The top guru shareholders of Resolute Forest Products:

1. Prem Watsa: 29,044,012 shares, representing 30.65% of the company’s shares outstanding and 24.1% of his total portfolio.

2. Donald Smith: 9,263,791 shares, representing 9.78% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.6% of his total portfolio.

3. Francis Chou: 4,127,259 shares, representing 4.36% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3% of his total portfolio.

Resolute Forest Products provides a diverse range of products, including newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. The company owns and operates pulp, paper mills and wood products facilities located in the United States, Canada and South Korea.

Resolute Forest Products’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Resolute Forest Products reports that the company’s revenue has been in decline over the past five years, its price is near a 2-year high and its P/S ratio is also near a 2-year high.

Resolute Forest Products has a market cap of $1.53 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $16.19 with a P/S ratio of 0.30 and a P/B ratio of 0.50.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) (TSX:POT)

The fifth guru-held stock of Canada goes to Potash Corporation of Canada. The company is held by 11 gurus, with seven buying shares and four making sells over the past quarter. These gurus held a combined weighting of 3.58%.

The top guru shareholders of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan:

1. Jean-Marie Eveillard: 18,141,013 shares, representing 2.09% of the company’s shares out.

2. PRIMECAP: 9,288,859 shares, representing 1.07% of the company’s shares outstanding.

3. Brian Rogers: 3,250,000 shares, representing 0.37% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Potash Corporation is an integrated fertilizer and related industrial and feed products company. The company owns and operates five potash mines in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick. Its phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, phosphate feed and industrial acid, which is used in food products and industrial processes.

Potash Corporation’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Potash reports that the company’s asset growth is currently faster than its revenue growth, its revenue has been in decline over the past year and its operating margin is expanding. The analysis also notes that the dividend yield is close to a 10-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued:

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a market cap of $27.37 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $31.71 with a P/E ratio of 14.10, a P/S ratio of 3.80 and a P/B ratio of 2.83. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 35.40% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Potash the business predictability rank of 3-star.

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